Types of reviews conducted:
(i)   Expedited Review– Research investigations that present no more than minimal risk to the study participants and minor amendment in previously approved research during the period for which approval was granted.
(ii)  Full Review– All other research proposals submitted for review and which do not meet the criteria for expedited and exempt review undergo the process of a full review.
(iii) Continuing Review– All approvals are valid for a period of one year. studies that last for more than one year apply for a continuing approval annually.
(iv) Exempt Review– Unless otherwise defined by the committee and other relevant regulations, research activities in which the only involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the following categories are exempt from these SOP’s
(v)  Review or amendments to a previously approved Proposal– All amendments to approved study proposal are previewed by IREC members before the amended protocol is implemented.